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Sandra Sobieraj Westfall

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Return to Newtown: How the Sandy Hook Victims Live on in the Hearts and Work of Their Families

“Not a day goes by, not even a minute, when I don’t think about Jesse and miss him,” says Scarlett Lewis of the son she lost in the Newtown massacre → Read More

Why Sexy Newsman Anderson Cooper Refuses to Believe He’s Hot: ‘I Look Like a Pale ET!’

Apparently self-deprecating is the new sexy! First a bashful Blake Shelton joked that “y’all must be running out of people” after he was named this year’s Sexiest Man Alive. And now it seems one of PEOPLE’s picks for Sexiest Newsmen also can’t quite fathom the power of his own sex appeal. Anderson Cooper, he of the distinguished snow-white hair, tells PEOPLE he sees himself as more “super-pale”… → Read More

Who Has 'The Sexiest Beard in TV News?' People's Sexiest Newsmen Make Their Picks for the Title

We asked our picks for the nation's Sexiest Newsmen which of their male counterparts they give high marks for style, swagger and smarts → Read More

Former W.H. Photographer Reveals Never-Before-Seen Photos of Obama’s Anguish After Sandy Hook

Former official White House photographer Pete Souza recalls how President Barack Obama responded to the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting → Read More

Dan Rather Shares His Biggest Question for Donald Trump: ‘What Are You Afraid Of?’

Dan Rather discusses his new book and what he’d ask Donald Trump → Read More

You Won’t Believe Who Served Jenna and Barbara Bush Their First Martini — at 16!

Covert cocktails aren't the only things the 35-year-olds dish about in their new book, Sisters First, which is excerpted in this week's issue → Read More

Hillary Clinton Loves How Daughter Chelsea Kills Twitter Trolls with Kindness: ‘It’s Really Disarming!’

When it comes to coolly facing down critics, the apple doesn't far fall from the tree for Hillary Clinton's daughter, Chelsea → Read More

Hillary Clinton Shares Her Life After Losing: Yoga Power Poses and No Pantsuits — ‘It’s Liberating!’

For Hillary Clinton, filling time and finding peace after she lost last year's election to Donald Trump put her at opposite ends of the Zen spectrum → Read More

Amanda Knox’s $3.8M from Her Book Deal Went to Pay Off Loans and Legal Fees from Her Italy Ordeal

Still in debt after her acquittal for murder in Italy, Knox paid back legal fees and loans to her family and helped her younger sister with college tuition → Read More

Amanda Knox on Falling in Love and Wanting Kids — and What She Will Tell Them About Her Prison Ordeal

Wrongly convicted of murder, Knox tells PEOPLE about meeting boyfriend Christopher Robinson and their life together now → Read More

How Two Filmmakers Spent 6 Years On Amanda Knox’s Case and Changed Minds About the Sensational Murder Mystery

Guilt or innocence was never the question that drove a pair of documentary filmmakers to dive into the tabloid-ready murder case of Amanda Knox → Read More

Why Amanda Knox Is Returning to Italy for the First Time Since Her Exoneration for Murder

Knox tells PEOPLE she wants to reclaim the city of Perugia, Italy, on her own terms, years after it became the center of an international murder-mystery → Read More

Amanda Knox Is in Love and Rebuilding Her Life 6 Years After Being Released from Italian Prison

Locked up for four years on a wrongful conviction for murder in Italy, Knox tells PEOPLE she savors her "normal-person" life → Read More

‘Stay Away from Donnie Trump’: Inside Don Jr.’s Drinking, Womanizing and Frat Guy Antics

Decades before he started making headlines in his own right, President Donald Trump's eldest son was a self-confessed hard-partying fraternity brother at the University of Pennsylvania who developed a reputation with women similar to his father's → Read More

Inside Trump Family’s Turmoil Amid Russia Scandal: Don Jr. Is ‘Miserable’ and Wants ‘These Four Years to Be Over’

Donald Trump Jr. hates his role as First Son and “can’t wait” for his father’s presidency to end, a source in their inner circle tells PEOPLE → Read More

FROM THE PEOPLE ARCHIVES: Read the Only Interviews Elin Nordegren Gave About Her Split from Tiger Woods

Nordegren spoke to PEOPLE in 2010 and again in 2014, four years after her divorce from Woods → Read More

Stuart Smalley Is Not Dead: See What Has Sen. Al Franken Laughing These Days

"I've got the wig and I've got the sweater. I just don't bring Stuart out. But he's getting exactly as old as I'm getting," Franken, 66, tells PEOPLE → Read More

Al Franken Says John Belushi’s Fatal Overdose Inspired Him to Give Up Drugs

That tragedy was Franken’s own wake-up call to stop using drugs, he says → Read More

Paging Lorne Michaels: Sen. Al Franken Is ‘Tempted’ to Return to SNL as Guest Host

"If Lorne asked me to guest host, yeah, sure. I would be tempted to do that," says Al Franken → Read More

Sen. Al Franken Is ‘Flattered’ by Buzz, But Definitely Not Running for President in 2020

Al Franken, his wife and his daughter all tell PEOPLE that the Minnesota senator will not challenge President Trump in 2020 → Read More